Sonakshi has always been vocal about her thoughts and opinions. Recently, the actress spoke about the Right to Education which is one of the important human rights. She spoke about the same in Born Free & Equal initiative’s podcast.
In the podcast, Sonakshi gave her opinion about education and the importance of educating girls. Sharing her views on the importance of education, Sonakshi said, “This is a right that has the solution to a lot of our problems. If you educate a person, most of the other human rights will be taken care of – you won’t have to fight for them because if you’re educating a person, they know that as human beings, this is what we deserve. It’s very, very important to me. To live better, to feel better, to be good to others, to have people be good to you. And I think just to create a better world, whether it’s taking care of the environment, taking care of your country, taking care of the people around you, all this comes with being educated. So I think just to create a better world for all of us, education is the most important thing in the world.”
Talking about educating girls, the ‘Dabangg’ actress said, “Education is just the most basic right. I think that’s why it’s so important to me because if you educate a person you’re empowering a person, especially women. And you notice in the recent past, I’ve been also kind of fighting for the education of young girls because they are the ones who are deprived of it. Why should they be deprived from it? If people were educated enough, they would know how not to discriminate between a man and a woman. Education takes care of unemployment. It takes care of the environment. It takes care of equality. It takes care of so many other problems. So it definitely should be a number one on everybody’s life. When I see a child on the street begging, it just breaks my heart because that child should be in school right now, getting the education that they deserve, to make sure that they don’t have to do this for the rest of their lives. So I think creating awareness around education is very, very important – a must.”